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DANDELION WINE Category: Beverages: Drinks, punch, etc… Posted by: Random Dent Quantity:

Ingredients: 3 quarts dandelion flowers 2 gallons spring water 7 lb. sugar 3 oranges 3 lemons 1/4 box seedless raisins 1 yeast cake ( or 1 envelope dry yeast)

Instructions: Cover dandelions (3 quarts tightly packed with stems removed) in crock with boiling water. Let stand for three days. Strain through colander and discard dandelions. Add sugar to the liquid. Slice oranges and lemons, leaving peels but removing seeds. Add to liquid. Add raisins and stir thoroughly. Boil for 20 min. and then remove from heat. Let stand for 24 hours. Add yeast, dissolved in 6 tablespoons of hot water. Stir, then strain liquid through wet muslin or a clean dish towel into wine bottles, filling them to the brim. Tie pieces of muslin over the bottle tops or use corks. Do not seal too tightly. Small amounts of gas may form and must be allowed to escape. It is ready to drink after fermentation has stopped and no more bubbles appear in the bottles. Store in a dark cool place for up to 6 months.-

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